Winter Newsletter


Over the past 21 years, CASACD provided volunteer advocacy for 606 children in Summit, Eagle Lake, and Clear Creek counties.
This year, we are also working with the Eagle County School District and the courts to provide support for children who are truant. This is a first step in changing a child’s story before we might see them in a Dependency and Neglect case.
While we still provide our traditional support as the voice of youth in dependency and neglect cases, we are partnering with businesses and nonprofit organizations to make a greater difference in our communities.
We look forward to your continued support of some of the most needy children, making a difference in their lives, and in the communities we live.


We are offering bimonthly training in Eagle county, using a new hybrid training method which requires more independent work and less time in the classroom.
If you are in Dillon, stop by to visit, meet the staff and see where we are when not in a courthouse.
I would love to chat!
You can reach me at:
or 970-513-9390

ReFUND What Matters

If you get a state income tax refund in 2020, you will have a new opportunity to donate some or all of it to support our ongoing work in the community.

The new program described by the ReFUND CO initiative puts you in charge of where your donation goes. It’s as simple as 1,2,3:
Decide how much of your refund to donate.
Enter CASA of the Continental Divide and our registration number 20023005105 in the Donate to a Colorado Nonprofit Fund line on your state income tax return or tax software – or give this info to your tax preparer when you share your tax documents.
Smile knowing you’ve helped a cause that matters to you
Learn more about this program at

Child Abuse Prevention Month- April

Join us in raising awareness for Child Abuse Prevention!
April 1st– Pinwheel Garden Kickoff in Dillon at 4pm. Don’t forget to plant your own Pinwheel Garden!
April 3rd– National Wear Blue Day. Show your support and spread awareness by wearing Blue!
April 8th– Basket Making Party. Silent auction basket making party to raise funds to support the children we serve.
April 21st– Pinwheels & Pajamas Concert at Silverthorne Pavilion 5:30pm. Join CASA, Summit Concert Band, Summit Advocates, and TreeTop Child Advocacy for great music, a cash bar, and spreading awareness of child abuse prevention.
14th Annual Chip in for Kids Golf Scramble
Join us June 3rd at Frost Creek Golf Course in Eagle, CO.
Register your team today!

Carol Werckman is retiring after 11 years of services as a volunteer advocate. Thank you Carol!

All CASA staff completed the Volunteer Advocate training and were sworn in by Judge Thompson, allowing us to provide enhanced support for our volunteers and the children they serve. Nice work team!
Welcome to Bob Tate, HR Specialist, and new member of the CASACD Board. In the fall Mr. Tate helped us update our HR manual and all of our policies. His help was invaluable and we look forward to continuing to having him on the board.

Fiscal Year 2019 in Review

Volunteers to Children Ratio by County

Financial Detail FY 2019